I’m very proud to present this list of black creators, who are producing amazing content for the community. Each brand was hand selected for it’s individuality and quality. I hope you can come to love them as much as I do. This list is constantly evolving, and will be updated monthly. Here are the Intelexual Media Affiliates.
Single Black Dot
Single Black Dot is a podcast created to “build a community between black kids” on various PWI campuses. It was created by University of Georgia student Isis, who has a cool reason for the name of her podcast. “As your eyes scan the [UGA] stadium, you see a sea of white faces and then you land on the Single Black Dot. But for students at PWIs we are often the single black faces in the classroom, in organizations, and on our dorm halls.” she explained. Isis plans to grow Single Black Dot into a website and platform for “the many single black dots around the country.” Right now the four month old podcast doesn’t have many followers, but that won’t be the case for long.
Check out the podcast here
Errythang N Anythang
Errythang N Anythang is a Toronto based blog about life and chronic pain told from the point of view of Habiba. She launched the blog in March. “Pain, whether emotional or physical, doesn’t discriminate… and we all deal with these things in different ways.” she explained. While Errythang N Anythang is an outlet for Habiba’s own emotions and thoughts, she hopes that others living with chronic pain (or those hoping to understand it) can connect with her story and experiences. But as the name implies, the blog is about everything and anything. She also speaks candidly on race issues and pop culture, and even offers book reviews.
Check out the website here
Chelsea is an amazing artist and self described dork. She started producing art professionally a year ago, after “a period of limbo” during her life as a military wife and mother. After illustrating a cover for a book she wrote, her husband showed it to a friend and she wound up getting a request for a logo. By the time she finished creating it, she realized she could have been paid for it. With this realization of the value of her hard creative work, she began accepting commissions under the brand ChelHathNo. But it’s not all about the money. “I’m a dork. A plus-size, black, southern, eclectic dork. There isn’t a lot of visibility for those combined niches and I want that to change. As my art morphs and develops, I want to be one of the people shedding light and diversity on the varying black experiences.”
Check Out Her Work Here
Sugar (Via Ense)
Slated for an exclusive Summer launch on audio sharing app Ense, Sugar is a “throwback to pre-tv soap operas”, created by Sherese Robinson. The show’s five minute plots will enthrall with romance and crime tropes. The show is complex and thought out, but still fun to follow along, thanks to consistent weekday posts that make up 6-12 week story arcs. Sherese is based in New York City, and she repurposed Sugar from a TV pilot she wrote. She has written for ABC Daytime’s All My Children and Port Charles, and for the Sesame Workshop. She holds a BFA in Film from School of Visual Arts, and an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University. When Sugar launches, the Ense link will be posted here and on the Intelexual Media twitter.
This St. Louis blog aims to showcase “the resourcefulness that creatives, especially black creatives, have had to exhibit in order to be successful.” It was started last October by Glow. Her purpose with Art-Bae is not to create competition between artists. “This site does not review content in order to place judgement: I only write about the art forms that I have found and enjoyed. Coupled with my ability to craft beautiful written op-ed pieces, this makes ART-BAE a premier promotional website for all black artists.” she explained. In Art-Bae’s future, she wants to expand to include creative direction, curating musical showcases, and producing an all female compilation album.
Check out the website here
We Got The Jazz
This Baltimore based podcast is described as an “enlightening and entertaining verbal jam session about society, culture, and whatever else comes up in conversation.” Initially started by Autumn Woodland, she is joined by her brother Shaun Woodland and friend Ryan Ervin. “I think it’s important to encourage other black women to pursue creative endeavors regardless of age or experience.” Autumn said. The podcast, which started in Spring 2016, will feature more guests as time passes. We Got The Jazz is extremely consistent, and there are 49 past episodes for you to get lost in here.
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